Whoopi Goldberg explodes at Meghan McCain in tense moment on The View

Whoopi Goldberg couldn't hide her frustration when fellow host of The View Meghan McCain failed to stop talking so the show could go to commercial break, causing a tense on-screen exchange. 

The pair were discussing the controversial comments made by Republican US congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, in which she compared mask mandates to the Holocaust. 

While McCain was listing off a number of recent anti-Semitic incidents, Goldberg attempted to throw to a break, as the panel was seemingly running out of time. 

"We're going to go to a break and when we come back you can continue talking, but now we're going to break," Goldberg said. 

McCain appeared to take this as a sign of hostility from her co-host, rather than an attempt to stick to the show's timings. 

"Why are you cutting me off?!" McCain hit back, prompting a visibly irritated Goldberg to yell back: "I'm cutting you off because we have to go, Meghan, why do you think I'm cutting you off?!" 

McCain awkwardly looked away as the show cut to shots of the audience clapping, with Goldberg's admonishments still audible in the background. 

It's certainly not the first time the two presenters have butted heads on live television - in December 2019, Goldberg famously told McCain to "stop talking". 

"Okay, I won't talk for the rest of the show, no problem," McCain sarcastically replied, prompting Goldberg to fire back: "I'm okay with that."